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Shaping Cities for the New Challenges

Location Vienna, Austria
Date 14 - 15 March 2013
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This TUD Workshop focused on scientific and technological novelties, highlighting under-developed scientific areas, and stimulating their strategic development, contributing to shaping cities for the new challenges.

Sustainability is the background concept for the European urban development in the next decades. Nevertheless, it is necessary to understand what can be done to achieve sustainability through the advancement of new methodologies, materials, technologies, strategies, practices and innovation, and challenging ideas to put in practice towards a better built and natural environment. Therefore, it is important to highlight the relations between these different areas and social, economical and environmental concerns in order to foster synergies and obtain optimum leveraging effects. It was intended, through this workshop, to encourage multidisciplinary dynamics for a better understanding of 'modern' cities and its functioning so that, in accordance with Horizon 2020 goals, new intervention strategies for cities are drawn up. Also, taking into consideration how COST enables break-through scientific developments leading to new concepts and products, and thereby contributes to strengthen Europe’s research and innovation capacities, thus, the stimulation of multidisciplinary and interrelated networks could create the fundamental dynamics of better understanding the high complexity of contemporary cities.